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St Aidan's Lodge Bamburgh

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Set in one of the most sought after villages on the Northumberland coast, this quaint coastal cottage enjoys a fantastic location with miles upon miles of pristine golden sands on the doorstep and the iconic outline of Bamburgh Castle as the stunning backdrop.

Newly refurbished, the cottage is presented in a tasteful Scandi style which embraces the soft colours of the sea and sits perfectly with its relaxed beach location. Ideal for families or two couples, the property benefits from a pretty sitting room with separate dining room, galley kitchen and bathroom on the ground floor with two bedrooms on the first floor.

Outside there’s a small patio garden with garden furniture and barbecue, and when the temperature starts to rise, guests can pack a picnic and wander over the dunes to the stunning sands of Bamburgh which has endless opportunities for relaxed beach living or more active adventures!

Local amenities

With friendly local shops, quaint tea-rooms, cosy pubs and restaurants on the doorstep as well as miles upon miles of stunning white sands within walking distance it is part of the reason visitors return to this area year-after-year, and why it remains one of the most popular beach destinations in England.

For dining-out, you can enjoy fantastic seafood at The Potted Lobster; the Mizen for a superior eating experience; or the Victoria Hotel if you like great pub food and a great chat next to the fire. Alternatively try the Castle Hotel for a good pub meal and pretty beer garden; or the Copper Kettle a characterful little tea-room serving a selection of freshly baked scones, cake and light-bites.

A short drive will take you to the popular Barn at Beal with amazing views over the causeway to Holy Island, or head a little further down coast to the Ship Inn at Low Newton (9 miles) which has a reputation for serving excellent local food (their crab sandwiches are legendary!) along with ales from their own micro-brewery.

For provisions, The Pantry is a super deli selling meats, cheeses, preserves, freshly baked bread and smoked fish as well as lots of naughty puddings which all come from renowned local suppliers across the area. For picnics or lunches on-the-go, they will prepare sandwiches on request along with freshly ground coffee, or can arrange for food hampers full of gourmet goodies to be made up for your arrival at your holiday home. J Carter has been the village butchers for 125 years serving only the finest locally produced meat, homemade pies and award winning bacon which is cured and smoked on the premises. You will also find a family run greengrocers in the walled garden which was once used to serve the Castle.

Activities and attractions

Standing on a quite spectacular 180 foot high basalt crag, the skyline is dominated by the dramatic outline of Bamburgh Castle from miles around. A visit to the Castle will allow you to experience over two thousand years of fascinating history with dark tales of royal rebellion, turbulent battles, and stories of powerful legend and folklore. The Grace Darling Museum sits just two doors up from the cottage and offers a wonderful insight into the life of this courageous young woman who was written into the history books in 1838 when she risked her life to row a boat out in treacherous seas to rescue survivors of the luxury steam ship Forfarshire.

As well as boasting its own magnificent Castle, the village is home to the Bamburgh Golf Club - an 18 hole golf course with outstanding views towards Lindisfarne, the Farne Islands and the Cheviot Hills. Rated by Golf World Magazine as ‘quite possibly the most beautiful and beautifully situated golf course in all England’ this tricky links course will both challenge and delight. You will also find tennis courts in the village which can be hired for a nominal fee.

The beach at Bamburgh comprises glorious curves of white sand backed by deep sand dunes, rocky outcrops and dramatic shorelines. and is a wonderful spot for families, walkers and water sports enthusiasts. Surfing and windsurfing is highly rated here with waves naturally breaking to the left and right as a result of the numerous sandbars along its length, and while there is no lifeguard cover on this section, it is seen as a safe spot for swimming. Alternatively, six miles south of Bamburgh, you will find excellent watersports on the golden sands of Beadnell Bay where you can launch boats, rent surfboards, wetsuits and bikes or try your hand at kitesurfing, windsurfing, sea canoeing and waterskiing with accredited instructors.

For young explorers, pack a fishing net along with a sand bucket and enjoy a spot of rock-pooling for tiny shore crabs, starfish or periwinkles at Bamburgh Lighthouse at Harkness Rocks - named by Countryfile as one of the top ten rockpooling areas in Britain. Here you can spend many happy hours dabbling in the plunge pools before taking a gentle wander back along the beach to the village.

The whole area is bursting with things to do here, dotted by a trail of castles and fortifications interspersed with pretty seaside villages all the way up and down the coast. Cross the causeway to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne to trace the legend of St. Cuthbert, take a boat trip from Seahouses to the outstanding Farne Islands nature reserve and seabird sanctuary, head to Craster to sample their legendary oak smoked kippers, visit the beautiful gardens at Howick Hall, or head inland to experience the medieval splendour of Alnwick Castle with its fantastic child-friendly activity programme inspired by the wizardly magic and broomstick antics of Harry Potter.

Walking and cycling in this area is a delight with an abundance of trails and waymarked routes suitable for all ages and abilities. Take a four mile circular walk from Bamburgh to Budle Bay, where you can experience amazing sunsets over the bay in early evening, or follow the Coast and Castles circular, a dog-friendly stretch involving a moderate walk of 8.5 miles taking in both coast and country. For cyclists, there are family routes, leisure routes, and mountain biking trails with everything from easy coastal stretches to high energy treks in the vast wilderness of the Northumberland National Park which can be easily accessed from Wooler.

Ground floor

Sitting room with two sofas, feature fire, TV with Freeview, DVD player. Small selection of books.

Dining room with feature fireplace and seating for six.

Please note that the feature fireplaces in both the sitting room and dining room are decorative only.

Fully-equipped kitchen with electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge (no ice box), integrated dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, docking station (USB port), DAB radio. There is a freezer in an outbuilding to the rear of the property.

Family bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin.

First floor - Narrow staircase from the dining room leads to:-

Bedroom one with king size bed, large wardrobe, side tables, dressing table.

Bedroom two with twin beds, side table, wardrobe, built in cupboard, dressing table.

Wi-Fi and mobile coverage
Wi-Fi is available. Mobile coverage can be variable depending on network and location within the cottage.

Guest amenities
The beds are made up with Egyptian cotton bed linen, feather and duck down duvets and pillows. A hair dryer is supplied in each bedroom. Luxurious bath sheets and hand towels are provided as are Arran Aromatic toiletries.

Babies and children
A travel cot and high chair are available on request.

One large dog or two small dogs are welcome unless by prior arrangement. The configuration of the property means that dogs should be cleaned and dried in the porch before access into the wider property. Owners are requested to keep their dogs downstairs and off the furniture. Please note garden detail below.

Patio garden
To the rear of the cottage is a very small but fully enclosed patio garden with outside furniture and a charcoal kettle barbecue.

There is parking in the courtyard to the rear of the cottage. This is accessed from a small narrow lane to the side of the property.

Welcome pack
A welcome pack is provided.

Catering is entirely flexible. The house can be taken on a self-catered basis, or part or fully catered options are available, including a homemade meal delivery service. Wine delivery is available in conjunction with renowned wine merchants Corney & Barrow.

Please note - this is a period property where some of the door heights are below that of modern standard sizes. If you have any concerns, please contact us for details.
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"We had a fantastic break. The cottage is beautiful... and yes certainly hope to return." - Essex

"It was a lovely cottage which was in an excellent location. It was really nice of you to leave a welcome pack for us. That was a nice touch. The cottage was bigger than what we thought it would be. Had a nice feel about it. Booking it was easy. Thanks all round." - Watson

"Please just pass on our thanks! It really is a beautiful cottage, and it was so refreshing to stay in a one which so much thought has obviously gone into. It was clean and very comfortable and the welcome pack was a lovely touch after a long journey - we really couldn't have been happier. The only problem will be finding another cottage somewhere else which stands up to comparison. We will be back!" - Barber

"We had a fabulous holiday, the cottage was lovely and was everything we wanted and one of the best we have ever stayed in. We would like to thank Crabtree & Crabtree for their excellent customer service from start to finish, we will definitely book again. I have also recommended your company to friends and family." - Price

"We had a lovely time at this cosy home from home cottage. Everything was there that we needed (including the sunshine). Hopefully we will return to St. Aidans again next year." - Burn

"We very much enjoyed our stay at St Aidan's Lodge. The instructions for arrival/entry/leaving were very clear and straightforward. The welcome pack was very much appreciated and cottage was lovely and very comfortable." - Spalding

"Absolutely beautiful cottage, would & have recommended Crabtree & Crabtree to friends - had a great time." - Ward

"Firstly please thank the owners and housekeeper for keeping such a lovely cottage. It was our first time at St Aidan's Cottage but we use Crabtree & Crabtree every year for holidays. St Aidan's Lodge was excellent in every way. The off street parking was welcome as Bamburgh gets busy. The neighbours were very friendly on both sides. The cottage location was perfect with sea views out of all the front windows. The interior decor is neutral and very well done. The welcome pack was one of the best we have had and very much appreciated. Both the living room and dining room decor and furnishings were lovely and the bedrooms also with the double bed being extremely comfortable. The heating was set on auto and kept the house lovely and warm day and night. Although it is on one of the main roads through Bamburgh the road noise was never intrusive. Overall a great stay in a lovely conveniently placed cottage in a lovely village." - Blades

"Just got back from St Aidan's Lodge, Bamburgh. We just wanted to pass on our appreciation, the cottage is beautifully situated and the decor is perfect. All the amenities were of a high standard which we very much appreciated. Thanks again for the opportunity to stay in such a fabulous cottage. We hope to return one day, maybe when the weather is a little warmer." - Wigham

"We really enjoyed our stay at St Aidan's Lodge and the location and views were fantastic. The beautiful walks we did were Bamburgh to Budle Bay, Beadnell to Low Newton and Bamburgh to Seahouses. We usually come to Northumberland twice a year as it is such a beautiful place." - Wilman

"My father and I had a wonderful stay in St Aidan's Lodge. It is immaculate and we honestly thought we may have been the first to stay there given the condition of the property and all furnishings inside. The location is perfect, a short 5-10 min walk to the beach and castle and selection of restaurants. Many thanks for making the stay so enjoyable." - King

"We thought the cottage was very comfortable and in a lovely location and would definitely recommended to others and stay again. The books and map of the area was useful as well and a nice touch. Thank you also for the welcome pack, it was very welcome! Oh and the neighbours are nice as well! I would definitely seek out Crabtree & Crabtree again if we were coming back to the area." - Carr